From the information on this site, Regina should be able to run
on a MAC OSX system. Where is the documention for doing this
and which files need to be downloaded to the MAC?
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I have built and uploaded a binary version of Regina 3.2 for
Mac OSX 10.1. Following are the notes I've written (included
in Regina 3.3) for how to go about getting Regina installed
One thing to note about Regina on Mac OSX. It is included in
the latest Fink package, so that is another option for
This file explains how to setup Regina on MacOS X 10.x.
1) To enable Regina to load external function packages, you
download and install the "dlcompat" package. The source
from the "fink" project at http://fink.sf.net, but I had
1 line of the code to get it to compile. Therefore I've
source available from the Regina downloads page.
The version I have used and tested is in
You can get a pre-compiled "dlcompat" package from:
but this pre-compiled binary will only work if you have
and can install it in /usr/local. The source is available
2) Either build dlcompat from source and follow the
the README, or unzip dlcompat-20020929.zip into /usr/local
3) If you have root access on your machine, move the libdl*
to /usr/local/lib. If you don't have root access, I
suggest you move
the libdl* file(s) to $HOME/lib.
4) Add the directory you moved the libdl* file(s) to, to the
Assuming you have moved the files into $HOME/lib...
eg. export DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH=$DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH:$HOME/lib
4) If you plan on building Regina yourself, move dlfcn.h
/usr/local/include or $HOME/include depending on whether
you have root
access or not.
5) To build Regina yourself, you will need to specify:
as parameters to the configure script if you couldn't
move the libdl*
file(s) and dlfcn.h to /usr/local/lib and /usr/local/include
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I have read the followup on this issue, and I am as lost as ever.
There seems to be a background difference between us, because
the answer below is confusing. You mention that you have
uploaded a binary version of Regina 3.2 for OSX 10.1. Where is
it? What is the file name of this binary package for OSX? I cannot
find it on the download page for the Regina project located at http:
then mention that there is install documentation about Regina for
Mac OSX included in Regina 3.3. Where is that file?
You mention FINK. What is FINK? Do they only have source for
Regina for OSX?
You mention that to Enable Regina to load External Function
Packages, you need to download something. I am not sure of
what I need to download. You mention source again here, but
where is the binary version of this source and where do you want
me to install it. I have no experience in doing a C compile of this
source under OSX if that is what you mean.
Later on you mention changing an environmental variable. Where
are they in OSX? How do you change them?
As you can see, your knowledge level and mine are worlds apart.
I am an end user trying to install Regina on my MAC OSX 10.3
system. I normally know how to install software on this platform,
but the instructions that I have used so far are not as criptic as